COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry * BBT   403 7 2 3 4

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Prof.Dr.MUSTAFA GÖK1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The aims of this lecture are to explain the relationships between microorganisms presence in soil medium and the environment; to introduce the importance of microorganisms in terms of soil fertility, plant nutrition and nutrient cycle and biochemical reactions which are runnig spontaneously during these activities
Content
Soil as microbial habitat, microbial populations in soils and their determination methods, nutrition types of soil microorganisms and energy acquriring, enzymes and their roles in soils, interactions bethween microorganisms, C-cycle, degradation of starch and cellulose, nitrification, ammonification, denitrification, microbial N2-fixation, rhizobial biofertilizer production, rhizobial inoculation, microorganisms and pesticides relations, P-cycle and S-cycle

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
X
2
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
X
3
Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
X
4
Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
X
5
Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
X
6
Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
X
7
Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
X
8
Leads to the application and development of new technolgies, methods and measuring systems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition area, under the scope of scientific, economic and rational uses of agricultural areas,
X
9
Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
X
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
X
11
Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
X
12
Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
X
13
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
X
14
Constantly improve themselves with determining their training needs in accordance with their interests and abilities in the scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields in addition to their professional development
X
15
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
X
16
Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
X
17
Be aware of the legal results of their activities
X
18
Achieves awareness of the universal and public results of professional solutions and applicaitons and understands the importance of entrepreneurship and modernism
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Soil as microbial living habitat Collection information about course content
2 Existence of soil microbial populations and measuring methods Revision of the topics expressed before
3 Microorganisms feeding patterns and energy recovery Revision of the topics expressed before
4 Enzymes and their tasks Revision of the topics expressed before
5 Interactions among microorganisms, control of homeworks and discussion Revision of the topics expressed before
6 C-cycle and CO2 determination Revision of the topics expressed before, laboratory preparation
7 Starch-cellulose decompositio Revision of the topics expressed before
8 Mid-term Exam Mid-term exam preparation
9 Nitrification, amonification, denitrification Revision of the topics expressed before
10 Microbial N2-fixation, control of homeworks and discussion Revision of the topics expressed before
11 Production of rhizobial bio-fertilizers laboratory preparation
12 Rhizobium inoculation laboratory preparation
13 Microorganism-pesticide relations Revision of the topics expressed before
14 P-cycle, S-cycle Revision of the topics expressed before
15 General assesment Revision of the topics expressed before
16-17 Final exam Revision of the topics expressed before, Exam preparation

Recommended or Required Reading
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